Assembling potted plants for the living room is a great way to add life and color to your decor. In addition, plants also have health benefits such as improving air quality and reducing stress. Here are some steps to help you assemble your own potted plants to decorate the living room.
Step 1: Choose living room plants
The first thing to do is choose the plants you want to put in your pots. Be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your living room environment, i.e., need low light and are easy to care for. Some good options include succulents, cacti, and bromeliads. Also, don’t forget to combine them with each other in terms of size, color, foliage or flowers for a more harmonious look.
Step 2: Choose the vases
Now that you’ve chosen your plants, it’s time to choose your pots. Be sure to choose pots that are appropriate for the size of the plants and that match your living room decor. You can choose ceramic, glass, metal vases or even vases made from recycled materials such as glass bottles or wooden boxes.
Step 3: Add the substrate
Before placing the plants in their pots, it is important to add the proper substrate. The substrate is the material in which the roots of the plants will grow. Be sure to choose a substrate that is appropriate for the plants you have chosen. You can buy ready-made potting mix or mix your own potting mix using a mixture of soil, sand and compost. It is worth remembering that it is always good to line the bottom of the vase with expanded clay or crushed stone, to facilitate the drainage of water and prevent the plant from soaking.
Step 4: Plant the plants
Now it’s time to place the plants in their pots. Be sure to place the plants in the center of the pot and add enough potting mix to completely cover the roots. Then, lightly press the substrate around the roots to ensure the plants are firm. Don’t forget the finishing layer of the vase. You can finish decorating with pine bark, decorative stones or even dry leaves. However, they will help not only with decoration, but also to retain some moisture in the vase. Certainly, they will also serve as a substrate, in the case of pine bark and dry leaves.
Step 5: Add fertilizer
After you plant your plants, it’s important to add compost to ensure they have the nutrients they need to grow healthy. Be sure to choose a fertilizer that is suitable for the plants you have chosen, and follow the instructions on the package for the right amount to use.
Step 6: Add water
Finally, it is important to add water to the plants after planting them. Be sure to add enough water so that the substrate is damp but not soggy. It is also important to observe the frequency of watering each plant, as some need more water than others.
Step 7: Place the potted plants in the living room
Now that the plants have been planted and watered, it’s time to place them in your living room. Be sure to place them in a place where they can receive the proper amount of light and heat. Avoid placing them near drafts or open windows, as this can stress the plants. Above all, don’t forget to organize their position well, keeping in mind the best view of each plant, such as the largest ones at the back and the smallest ones at the front.
In summary, setting up potted plants for the living room is a great way to add life and color to your decor. Choose the right plants, pots, substrate, fertilizer and water, and place them in a place where they can receive the right amount of light and heat. By following these steps, you will be able to enjoy your healthy and beautiful plants for a long time. We hope you enjoyed it and were inspired to assemble beautiful vases for your living room. Good luck and see you next!